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Soccer Leaders Praise Omino
ISSUE 104
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- Responding To Abdillahi Yusuf’s Plea, ONLF Fighters Arrive In Majerteenia

- King’s College Hospital Team To Arrive Tomorrow
- Survey Reveals Wide Income Gap Between Somaliland and Somalia

- Self-Determination As A Way For Solving Conflicts
- UN Releases First Socioeconomic Survey On Somaliland And Somalia

- Hargeisa Urban Household Economy Assessment,
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- Two Killed In North Somalia Fighting: Officials

People

- Soccer Leaders Praise Omino

International News

- MEDIA-AFRICA: A Depressing Start To 2004 For African Journalists

- Cameras On Somali Island "To Monitor Terrorists"

- Senegalese And Djiboutian Officials Injured In Car Accident

- US Wants Normalized Somalia
- United In A Quest For Understanding

- First Of 200 Refugees From Somalia To Begin Arriving In Roanoke Soon

- Two Wanted over Cafe Shooting

Peace Talks

- International Criminal Tribunal For Somalia Warlords

Editorial & Opinions

- Col. Abdillahi Yusuf Shows His Terrorist Colors

- A Letter Of Thanks By Sanjab

- Nationalism Versus Tribalism In Somalia

- Freedom Of The Press


Nairobi, January 14, 2004 (The East African Standard)
Joab Omino was due to defend his seat in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive in Tunisia next week.

The former Kenya international and Football Federation chairman was among five candidates set to contest two seats set aside for the East and Central Africa (Cecafa) region.

Omino and immediate former Cecafa president, Farah Addo of Somalia are the incumbents. Addo who is also the CAF vice president will not be defending his seat having opted to quit big time football to concentrate on politics at home.

The passing away of Omino leaves Celestine Musabyimana (Rwanda), Kamal Shaddad (Sudan), Muhidin Ndolonga (Tanzania), and Moses Baransananiye (Burundi) as the candidates.

Cecafa insiders had tipped Omino and Shaddad to grab the two positions.

The elections will see CAF president Issa Hayatou of Cameroon defend his position against Ismail Bhamjee of Botswana.
Hayatou said death had robbed the African continent a man who gave a lot to football.

"He has lived most of his life in football where he has served as both a player and administrator and we shall surely miss him. We all looked forward to seeing him in Tunisia," Hayatou said.
Omino was also mourned by CAF secretary general, Mustapha Fahmy, Addo and Cecafa chiefs, Dennis Obua (president) and Nicholas Musonye (secretary).

KFF chairman Maina Kariuki described Omino's demise as a big loss to the sport considering that he was also an executive committee member of CAF.

He said the KFF had resolved to back the late Omino for the same post at next week's CAF elections in Tunisia.

 

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